Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Peachey Signs on to Show Way at Carnival; Carlos Scores Coup for Indigenous Reconciliation Carnival

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Peachey Signs on to Show Way at Carnival; Carlos Scores Coup for Indigenous Reconciliation Carnival

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Byline: Alan Kennedy alan.kennedy@capnews.com.au

RUGBY LEAGUE: Last year David Peachey was a drawcard for the Indigenous Reconciliation Carnival and now he is set to captivate the Rockhampton sporting public once again.

Last year the former rugby league great was invited to the carnival at Saleyards Park as the rugby league ambassador not only filling that role but doing so much more during the event.

A treat for the crowds was Peachey donning the boots and playing for the Central Queensland Warriors.

Although Peachey played down his on-field performance, his class was there for all to see and certainly did not go unnoticed by the selectors of the Carnival team as he was one of the players named.

Little wonder when it came to looking for a 2010 ambassador Carnival director, Walson Carlos, immediately tried to secure Peachey once more.

Yesterday, his efforts were successful with Peachey confirming he will come to Rockhampton for the Carnival which is to be held over the three days of the Australia Day weekend.

"They phoned me up and I've said I want to be a part of it," he yesterday told The Morning Bulletin between shots as he played a round of golf on a Sydney course.

"Last year I really enjoyed the footy without knowing what to expect," Peachey, who has a golf handicap of 18, explained.

"For me it was all about getting out and having fun."

However, the competitive side of Peachey's character remains as he looks forward to meeting up with James Saltner and the boys from Cherbourg Hornets, winner of the 2009 Carnival.

It is amazing how Peachey can find the time to make the trip to Rockhampton as the 35-year-old is still heavily involved with his work with the indigenous community dovetailing his links to the NRL.

Currently, Peachey works with three clubs, the Sharks, the Rabbitohs and Manly, in his role of mentor for the aboriginal youngsters making their way in the professional game. …

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